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Who? Weekly: Because we truly have no idea who these new celebs are

Updated: Oct 19, 2020

The Premise (from Apple Podcasts):

A podcast dedicated to deciphering and celebrating pop culture's greatest (and not-so-greatest) Whos and Thems. Everything you need to know about celebrities you don't. Hosted by Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber.


Series or standalone:

Standalone


Begin listening to:

Any episode! To keep up with the latest news, start with the newest episode, but to get some context on the in-jokes like recurring segments, listen to some of the earlier episodes.


Format:

A twice-weekly chat about celeb gossip. Tuesdays are the regular show, and Friday is a call-in show for fan questions.


Host(s):

Comedians Bobby Finger and Lindsey Weber


Sound/production quality:

Very good


Rating/age suitability:

Definitely geared more towards older millennials and up, as we are the ones who have no idea who these young celebs are


Approximate length of episodes:

60-75 minutes


Curricular ties:

None--just for fun.


Similar recommended pods:

I’m sure there are other celeb gossip pods, but this is the only one I listen to--and probably the only one that focuses on C-list and below celebs.


Podcast Librarian’s Review:

This is a podcast about celeb gossip, BUT it’s not about the celebs you know off the top of your head. Who? Weekly (a play of words on US Weekly) focuses on the “who-y,” celebs like Bella Thorne or Rita Ora that you see in People magazine and think to yourself, “Who is that?” You may recall them once you hear their credits, but you may also immediately forget who they are afterwards—think about it as a podcast that focuses on the C-list and D-list. Lindsey and Bobby have been doing this pod for years, and they have it down to a science with a routine flow and special segments like my favorite, “What’s Rita Ora Up To?” There are also listener questions asking whether certain people, places, and things would be considered Whos or Thems (meaning well-known, household names) All told, this is a quick, easy, fun listen that is a great way to break up your true crime or more serious podcast listening. Don’t be surprised if you need a few episodes to adjust; there are some long-running in-jokes/gags that may throw you off, but it’s worth sticking with it! You can start anywhere, but I recommend going back to some early episodes, too, so you can get some origin stories of their favorite Whos!




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